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Father Daughter Dance was a success
North Daviess Students Participate in HDC Band Day
On January 10, 2015, Mr. Sarver and seven volunteer students from North Daviess High School participated in the HDC Band Day at North Mercer. The participating students were Destiny B. (flute), Haley C. (flute), Christian M. (clarinet), Lewis H. (trumpet), Blythe H. (trumpet), Gary M. (percussion), and Jacob L. (baritone).
By all accounts, the students represented the school well. Mr. Sarver agreed, “I believe my students performed very well. We had auditions for seating assignments, and most of our students sat in the top half of their section.”
Out of the 18 times he has attended HDC Band Day, Mr. Sarver believes this year’s Band Day was the best he has ever been a part of.
North Daviess Sees Great Turnout for Annual Winter Music Program
By MiKah, Jacob, & Dylan
North Daviess R-III had its yearly Winter Program on December 22, 2014. There were performances by the elementary choirs and the junior high and high school bands. The elementary classes each sang two songs apiece, with the bands teaming up to play five. With an estimated 150 people in attendance, the Winter Program was definitely a success.
Mr. Sarver, who taught music and band at North Daviess several years ago, was asked about his thoughts on getting back into the swing of things with such a successful concert his first year back. “This is the first program I've put together in seven years. I knew I could get the students prepared. However, I was nervous about the possibility of missing a behind-the-scenes detail. Once the program started, I enjoyed the evening.”
The North Daviess students and faculty would like to say “thanks” to everyone who attended for coming out and showing support for our school.
North Daviess Students Visit
Federal Reserve and WWI Museum
by MiKah Heckenbach ('16), Corey Moore ('15) & Dylan Nelson ('16)
On October 15, 2014, the 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th grades were taken on a field trip to the Federal Reserve Bank and WWI museum in Kansas City. They were accompanied by Mrs. Callie, Mr. Burns, Mrs. Lowrey, and Mr. Cook.
The first stop was the World War I Museum. There were films the students got to watch and many exhibits that explained different aspects of the war.. The museum was full of interesting exhibits and everyone had their favorite section. For Mr. Burns, the “deadly darts” that were dropped by fighter pilots on unsuspecting soldiers, were the most interesting, while Dylan Nelson really liked the educational videos the museum showed. The students also had a scavenger hunt packet assigned to them by Mrs. Lowrey to complete for the day’s points
The students then visited the Federal Reserve Building. The students were given a tour of the Truman Coin Collection and were shown where the money is taken and counted. It is here where it is determined whether the money is good enough to go back into circulation or be shredded. The Federal Reserve was also full of interesting exhibits from a 14-pound gold bar to a wall with 40 million dollars behind it. When asked what he found most interesting at the Federal Reserve, Jacob Ringer replied, “I liked the films that the bank showed, which explained the history of the Federal Reserve Bank system.” Mr. Cook added, “Other than the film that was shown, I thought the money sorting and destruction section was very interesting. The amount of automation involved was very cool.”
Mrs. Lowrey organized the field trip as she has done several times in the past. She worked very hard getting everything together, and the North Daviess staff and students are very appreciative of her efforts.
North Daviess Holds Family Fun Night
By Joey Loftin ('15) & Jacob Ringer ('16)
On October 14, the North Daviess School District held one of their semi-annual Family Fun Nights. Family Fun Night was introduced years ago so that parents, teachers, and students could have an enjoyable night of fun and participate in family activities. This time around, education-based games with topics ranging from Chemistry to measurement were featured. The kids also viewed a graphical display to represent how big our solar system is. Prize winners for the games included Orion Quist (K), Tori Dustman (2nd Grade), and Logan Malott (3rd Grade).
Mr. Weese, who was in charge of organizing this Family Fun Night, was asked if he thought the event was a success. “I have not been to one in the past, but I thought it went well for being my first family fun night.”
A big “Thank You” goes to Mr. and Mrs. Weese, Mrs. Doty, and all of the elementary staff for putting on another successful event.